Topic: FAQ

Spices are any home cook's secret weapon. The right spice can make any meal go from ordinary to extraordinary... and spices can tie any meal together. Increasing your spices is also a great way to intensify flavor in low fat cooking. A lot of recipes rely on oils and other fats for flavor and removing them can make a recipe fall flat. The next time that happens, try double - or tripling the spices called for in the recipe.

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I continually feel pressured to create new recipes for I know that I shouldn't, but I do. And although the unforgiving heat turns me into a slacker every summer (it's just too hot to cook!) this summer I've felt especially guilty about not creating more recipes...

Truth is, I've had little time to do much of anything. Between finishing up the final touches on my upcoming cookbook and working on all of the upcoming Happy ...

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The other day I asked HH's FB fans, "How do YOU make a salad go from ordinary to extraordinary?" and through this discussion several people inquired about how you make salad dressing without oil or fat.

Here are my tips & tricks plus a no-fail quick recipe:

1. squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over your salad

2. add fresh fruit (or dried fruit) for added flavor instead of a dressing

3. experiment with fat-free balsalmic vinaigrettes

4. substitute tofu ...

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Here are my favorite July 4th HH recipes!

HH Whole-Wheat Fat-Free Baked Corndogs (vegan of course)

Big Mouth Backyard Mushroom Burgers (from e-book Sneak Peak)

Fat-Free Creamy Potato Salad (vegan of course) from e-book Backyard Vegan

Homemade Baked Beans (vegan of course) from e-book Backyard Vegan

'Crab' Cakes -- an omni-favorite at our BBQ's!



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